"We exist to reach people and to help them discover their full potential in Christ."
About Church of the Ville
Church of the Ville exists to reach people and help them discover their full potential in Christ. Dave and Heather dreamed of planting a life-giving church where people from all different backgrounds could experience the love and life-changing power of God. On September 18, 2016 that dream became a reality as COTV launched its very first service at Tinseltown Theatre at 10 AM. In the short history of COTV what God has done has been nothing short of a miracle. After just five months of meeting together, we have seen 35 people commit their lives to Christ and baptized five. We are excited about what God is doing and believe that we are just getting started and the best is yet to come. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion!
Pastor Dave & Heather Hobby
Dave and Heather love people and the local church. They met at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where they were both studying. They married on August 8, 2003 shortly after graduation and continued pursuing higher education. Dave and Heather have been in fulltime ministry in the local church since 2004 when they took their first Youth Pastor position in North Alabama where they served for 11 years.
In 2014, God began to stir their hearts for transition. It wasn’t until an unexpected time of loss in their immediate family that the transition to church planting became clear. The Hobbys moved to Louisville, Kentucky, along with another family and a young adult in August 2015, to begin the process of launching a new church.
Dave and Heather have a vibrant and creative daughter, Rebecca, and a loving and helpful son, Tanner who became a part of their forever family on July 6, 2015. Their entire family has developed a love for the city of Louisville and are excited about what God is doing in The Ville.
Each weekend at Church of the Ville you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Through the use of preaching, worship, and creativity, we strive to present the timeless message of Jesus Christ in a clear and fresh way. You’ll also find a printed outline for notes in your worship guide that will help you make the most of each week’s teaching.
Each service we offer creative, exciting programs for children from birth to 5th grade. Our loving team members teach biblical values that will help your kids build a strong foundation of faith to grow on.
At Church of the Ville, there is no dress code. We believe God cares more about the condition of your heart than your outward appearance. Feel free to dress up, or come in jeans and a favorite t-shirt—whatever makes you comfortable.
If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” and that’s fine with us! So come in, grab a free cup of coffee, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and see if this is the church for you.
Our Dream Team does the work of the ministry during our services and throughout the week. The Dream Team consists of dedicated, passionate individuals who want to make a difference in their community and the world around them. Their work includes greeting people that attend our Weekend Experience, making coffee, checking-in kids for Ville Kids services, serving in the nursery, playing on the worship band, setting up and taking down all our portable equipment, data entry for follow-up after Weekend Services, leading Ville Groups throughout the city, and so much more! If you would like to be a part of the Dream Team, come to our Next Steps class offered every Sunday of the month immediately following service, email our church office at email@example.com, or talk to someone at the Welcome Home banner next Sunday. We’d love to have you on our team!
We, as a team, are committed to reaching people and helping them discover their full potential in Christ. We are also committed to designing a church with you in mind that introduces people to Jesus, helps them find freedom and purpose, and teaches them how to make a difference in our world. We are passionate about creating environments that you, your family, and your friends will not only enjoy attending, but will also find value and fulfillment in. We would love for you to get involved!!!